Pauch and William; our first clients who we shot an awesome Engagement Session with 2 years ago are having a baby. We were so delighted that they wanted to take some Maternity pictures with them. We cannot wait to shoot their new born pictures. Congrats to Pauch and William and thank you for the awesome garlic shrimp dinner!

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Be sure to check out our Maternity Tips to prepare for your own personal session.

P.S. – Clothes are great when you have an assistant.  Be nature, be yourself.

This post is a first in a series of posts dedicated to preparing you, the client, before one of our photosessions.

In this installment, we will be discussing about general questions clients have before a Maternity photoshoot.

Question: What clothing should I bring to my photoshoot?

  • As a general rule, wear what you love and are comfortable in!
  • Solid colors like white, brown, grey, black are great. Subtle colors like blue and pink may work, but avoid anything LOUD like bright yellow or pink. Strips, plaids, logos show time in a photo. We want the photo to reflect simplicity, and not some fad.
  • Neckline clothes with squarenecks, some v-necks and deep scoop necks work well. Leave the crewnecks for your husband.
  • Sleeves add character and enhance the curves. Sleeveless or spaghetti straps also work. Avoid t-shirt length sleeves unless you have beautiful upper arms.
  • Clothing fabric should allow a little breathing room, nothing too tight.
  • Shirts – big, white, button-down rumpled man’s shirt. A shirt or cardigan that opens down the front works well too.
  • Tank tops – Yes. Fitted, clingy or stretchy in solid colors (see above) work well. Please no yellow tanktops with designs or logos.
  • Pants – Simple jeans works. Black yoga, Platte stretchy pants works.

Question: How about my husband?

  • Bring some jeans or khaki pants. Dark pants work too.
  • Also bring some black and white crew-neck t-shirts.
  • Solid colors again are great. Black, navy blue, charcoal, grey.

Question: What else should I bring to my photoshoot?

  • Bring something meaningful: Stuffed animals, building blocks, toys, etc.

Question: Any beauty tips I should consider?

  • We suggest to get a manicure and pedicure a day or two before the shoot.
  • Makeup is great, but keep it simple and light.
  • Wear your wedding ring and anything else that you want significant in the photo.

That wraps it up for this weeks tips. Tune in next time for more tips from {WLQ} Photography. And don’t forget to “Like us” on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Cheers,

Wilson and Lelan

P.S. Don’t forget to tell your photographer to take their time. We allow ample time for our session to get the best possible shot. Nothing irks us more than having a set timelimit for a photoshoot.

From high school sweetheart to officially tying the knot on May 28th, 2011, it simply was a magical day as we shot at the beautiful Cinnabar Hills Golf Course in San Jose, CA. Magically because Jessica and Mario’s love were so strong that even the Mother Nature delayed the slight rain showers as soon as the ceremony and formals were finished.

Before the ceremony, Lelan met Jessica and her bridesmaids at the nearby Marriott hotel where there was some serious makeup preparation going on. On the other hand, Wilson met Mario at his home where he was greeted by his wonderful family. Around the house was a host of vintage pictures of Jessica and Mario, including some during their high school prom days! Mario’s mom was so proud of his son getting married that she took out some pictures so we can photograph them.

With the help of their family and friends, the ceremony went off without a hitch. Jessica and Mario exchanged their vows outdoors with the green hills in the background. The rain even decided to hold off until we were officially done with the ceremony outdoors. Just think how awesome that is having the weather wait for you!?!

Once we went indoors, the reception was touching as one of Jessica’s brother was unable to be there as he was overseas for duty. However, they were able to get the Internet working and was able to Skype Video Chat his brother all the way in Japan. How awesome is that?! Everyone had a great time dancing celebrating with Jessica and Mario and dancing the night away!

And we are lucky enough to be documenting their love story!

Congrats Jessica and Mario!

We cannot wait to shoot your aftershoot session to continue the love story!

Enjoy the pictures:

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P.S. We love playing golf, but only miniature golf or Wii golf ^_^